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Set up in Tehran originally in 1979 and re-organised after the war in 1991, CENESTA (Centre for Sustainable Development & Environment) is a non-governmental, non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting sustainable community and culture-based development. Its main area of work is Iran and Southwest Asia. CENESTA experts have also engaged in extensive activities in Africa, Latin America, Asia, and in the international arena in general. CENESTA is a member of IUCN - the World Conservation Union and is affiliated with the University of the North (Iran).

Address : Suite 24, 5 Lakpour Lane, Langary Street, Nobonyad Square, Tehran - IRAN, 16139
Phone: ++98 21 22964114/5/6
Fax: (+98 21) 22954217(local); (++1 253) 3228599 (international)
Email: cenesta AT

Sharing power

Learning by doing in Co-Management of Natural Resources throughout the World

> By Grazia Borrini-Feyerabend, Michel Pimbert, M. Taghi Farvar, Ashish Kothari and Yves Renard; with Hanna Jaireth, Marshall Murphree, Vicki Pattemore, Ricardo Ramirez and Patrizio Warren, IIED and IUCN/ CEESP/ CMWG, Cenesta, Tehran, 2004, 435p., PDF (...)

This book is designed to support professionals and citizens at large who wish both to better understand collaborative management processes and to develop and enhance them in practice. From a recollection of the political and socio-cultural history of human relationships with nature, the volume moves into a more conceptual analysis of actors, entitlements, equity and co-management itself. Co-management as a process is then unpacked and explored in detail, from its roots in local systems of solidarity to the unlikely and very powerful “syncretic” merging of traditional practices and modern conservation expertise.  read

date of on-line publication : 5 January 2006

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